31 Mar 2022

Female politicians face sexist abuse online

From Lately, 10:25 pm on 31 March 2022
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The abuse of female politicians online is being put under the microscope, with the National Party now holding an investigation into the trolling of female politicians online, including Labour Minister Megan Woods.

But female politicians being targeted online with gendered abuse is not just happening to those on the left, but across the political spectrum.

National's Nicola Willis and Te Paati Maori co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer to discuss their own experience of online abuse.